Effects on reperfusion injury of adding diltiazem to tepid blood cardioplegia

Yaliniz H., Tokcan A., Zeren H. , Ulus T., Kisacikoglu B., Salih O., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.7, no.5, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041074
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Background: Although the present techniques of myocardial preservation for limiting ischemia/reperfusion injury in open heart operations yield excellent results for most patients, certain subgroups of patients with advanced coronary artery disease present a challenge in terms of intraoperative safety.